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Pursue your Passion: How to Succeed at Specialty Writing
Thursday, November 28, 2013

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

—Mark Twain

Wise words from the late and great American writer about the importance of discovering your calling—and ones that can guide freelance writers towards satisfaction and success. Writing about your passion is a joy — but what does it take to become an accomplished niche writer? Find out from our panelists, who have built productive and rewarding careers in specific beats. In this moderated panel discussion, you’ll gain insights on how to:
- Discover your passion: What beats do you enjoy most? What are you good at writing about?
- Identify opportunities: How lucrative is your chosen beat? How do you find publications and organizations focusing on your specialty?
- Become an expert: How do you build contacts and expertise in your field? How do you become the go-to writer on your specialty? What can you do besides writing articles to build your expertise?

The seminar will be introduced by Sharon Aschaiek and moderated by Krystyna Lagowski, two writers who focus on the niche areas of, respectively, education and automotive.

Event Type: Seminar
Organization: PWAC Toronto Chapter
Event Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event Cost: FREE for PWAC members and students (please register online; students, please show proof of academic enrollment at the door); Members of associate writers’ groups: $10 online registration (up to midnight before event) or $20 at the door; Non-members $15 online registration (up to midnight before event) or $20 at the door
Event Location: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Room R318, 750 Spadina Ave. Toronto
Email: Kim Lear, VP Professional Development, [email protected]